a The Transit Lounge: Haikyo Hunting

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Tuesday, May 25

Haikyo Hunting

Ben and I are just starting to get into haikyo. That is, the exploration of abandoned sites in Japan, more commonly known as urban exploration. I was lucky enough to be able to write an article on Haikyo for the most recent edition of Weekender magazine.

The article can be found here: Haikyo: Abandoned Treasure. I spoke to two haikyo-ists, who have a number of expeditions under their belts, and the stuff they have seen is amazing. For more info, check out the article and also the websites of Michael John Grist and Florian's Abandoned Kansai.

Happy Haikyo-ing!

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